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Number: 244/172.6
Name: Aeronautics > Spacecraft > With deployable appendage
Description: Subject matter in which the machine or structure includes a portion that is extendable, deployable, or otherwise erectable in orbit.

Patents under this class:
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8683755 Directionally controlled elastically deployable roll-out solar array Apr. 1, 2014
8616502 Deployable solar panel assembly for spacecraft Dec. 31, 2013
8567725 Orbital debris mitigation system and method Oct. 29, 2013
8550407 Large rigid deployable structures and method of deploying and locking such structures Oct. 8, 2013
8511615 Deployable structure forming an antenna equipped with a solar generator for a satellite Aug. 20, 2013
8496209 Device for deploying and aiming structural elements in a space environment Jul. 30, 2013
8485475 Debris removal management system and method of operation thereof Jul. 16, 2013
8480241 Occulter for exoplanet exploration Jul. 9, 2013
8403270 Canted solar array and method for using same Mar. 26, 2013
8393581 Collapsible structures Mar. 12, 2013
8387921 Self deploying solar array Mar. 5, 2013
8380370 Spacecraft acquisition maneuvers using position-based gyroless control Feb. 19, 2013
8378278 Foldable and deployable panel Feb. 19, 2013
8376282 Collapsible structures Feb. 19, 2013
8314748 Heptagonal antenna array Nov. 20, 2012
8308111 Panel assembly for a space-based power generation system Nov. 13, 2012
8258447 Methods and apparatus for a frangible seal for deployable flight structures Sep. 4, 2012
8242349 Planar solar concentrator Aug. 14, 2012
8167247 Space-based occulter May. 1, 2012
8109472 Collapsible structures with adjustable forms Feb. 7, 2012
8066227 Deployable structures having collapsible structural members Nov. 29, 2011
8061660 Large-scale deployable solar array Nov. 22, 2011
8052092 Method and apparatus for satellite orbital change using space debris Nov. 8, 2011
8042305 Deployable structural assemblies, systems for deploying such structural assemblies Oct. 25, 2011
7988098 Actuator for systems for guiding space equipment with a variable rate of rotation Aug. 2, 2011
7971830 System and method for space elevator deployment Jul. 5, 2011
7913953 Solar sail launch system and solar sail attitude control system Mar. 29, 2011
7874520 Satellite with deployable, articulatable thermal radiators Jan. 25, 2011
7850124 Long-service-life rotary positioning device for space applications Dec. 14, 2010
7837154 Deployable heat shield and deceleration structure for spacecraft Nov. 23, 2010
7837153 Local observable area and self inspection system Nov. 23, 2010
7806370 Large-scale deployable solar array Oct. 5, 2010
7714797 Phased array antenna May. 11, 2010
7708228 Sequencing device for deploying a structure as a function of the kinematics of one mobile body thereof May. 4, 2010
7686255 Space vehicle having a payload-centric configuration Mar. 30, 2010
7644890 Low-energy locking hinge mechanism for deployable devices Jan. 12, 2010
7602349 System of stowing and deploying multiple phased arrays or combinations of arrays and reflectors Oct. 13, 2009
7513461 Articulated assembly of solar generator panels and space vehicle Apr. 7, 2009
7503431 Mechanical rotational drive Mar. 17, 2009
7407137 Dual voltage integrated power and attitude control system and method Aug. 5, 2008
7343228 Transient cancellation technique for spacecraft solar wing stepping Mar. 11, 2008
7278612 Swaged cable deployment in space Oct. 9, 2007
7270304 Isolating positioning boom for instrument platform Sep. 18, 2007
7207525 Apparatus for grasping objects in space Apr. 24, 2007
7188558 Pyromechanical separating element Mar. 13, 2007
6990396 Method and apparatus for reaction wheel dynamic compensation in long-duration deployment of a large reflector Jan. 24, 2006
6863408 Hinge assembly for deploying the petals of a sectored mirror of an optical space telescope Mar. 8, 2005
6786456 Deployable inflatable boom and methods for packaging and deploying a deployable inflatable boom Sep. 7, 2004
6784359 Apparatus and method for the design and manufacture of foldable integrated device array stiffeners Aug. 31, 2004
6768582 System for deploying the petals of a sectored mirror of an optical space telescope Jul. 27, 2004

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